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Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC

  • Designation: Pittsburgh
  • Head Count: 466
  • Gross Revenues: $296,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $635,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $670,000
  • Year Over Year Change: N/A

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney is a Pittsburgh-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney has 466 attorneys and is the 94th largest firm in the United States.  With $296,000,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 113th on The American Lawyer's 2015 Am Law 200 ranking.  The firm has offices in CA, CO, DC, DE, FL, KY, LA, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA and VA.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 NR N/A Gross revenue
Am Law 200 113 6 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 113 -3 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 79 17 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard NR N/A Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

On the Move

: New York Law Journal : November 27, 2015

Four law firms and Exiger, a corporate consulting firm, announce new hires, while other firms announce promotions.

Corporate Practices Strong in Growth Year for Pa. Firms

Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : November 24, 2015

It was a strong year for most large Pennsylvania firms, with revenue growth in 2014 nearly across the board and profits per equity partner showing positive change at most firms. The only declines in both revenue and PPP were modest.

Last Denture Cream Adhesive Mass Tort Cases Dismissed

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : November 16, 2015

The Pennsylvania Superior Court has affirmed the dismissal of the 12 remaining dental cream adhesive products-liability suits in Philadelphia's mass tort system, finding the lower court was correct in finding the plaintiffs' experts' opinions did not meet Frye standards for admissibility.

Court Reinstates Sandusky's Pension

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : November 12, 2015

Convicted serial child molester Jerry Sandusky should receive a pension despite his criminal conviction, the Commonwealth Court has ruled.

Alleged Sex-Abuse Victim Settles Clergy Claims

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : November 10, 2015

The plaintiff in a civil clergy sex-abuse case has settled his claims against the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and the three men who allegedly abused him.

Fee Tracker: As NHL Season Begins, Skadden Leads Among Legal Billers

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : November 04, 2015

The National Hockey League's 2015-2016 season is underway, and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom has checked some of its competitors vying for the league's legal work over the board; plus other notable bills from big law.

Lateral Partner Movement Frenzied Late in the Year

Gina Passarella and Lizzy McLellan : The Legal Intelligencer : November 04, 2015

A low-growth market and pressure on rate increases have fostered a lateral hiring boom as firms look to add revenue by acquiring new talent, practices and geographic footholds.

Pa. Justices Void Nursing Home Arbitration Agreement

Ben Seal : The Legal Intelligencer : November 03, 2015

Nursing home arbitration agreements relying on the National Arbitration Forum code are unenforceable because the NAF can no longer accept arbitration cases, the state Supreme Court has ruled in a case attorneys said could have a widespread effect on consumer-oriented form contracts.

PACs' Big Spending Bolsters Supreme Ct. Candidate Funds

Lizzy McLellan & Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : October 28, 2015

Fundraising totals have surpassed the $10 million mark in the state Supreme Court race, with nearly $2 million coming from a single political action committee.

Client Transition Vexing Law Firm Leaders

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : October 27, 2015

Perhaps the biggest challenge currently facing law firms is the transition of client matters from the baby boomer generation to younger partners, Pennsylvania law firm leaders said.

MDL Judge Hears Takata Air Bag Dismissal Motions

Celia Ampel : Daily Business Review : October 23, 2015

Attorneys for Takata and several major automakers argue vehicle owners who allege they took an economic hit by buying cars with defective Takata air bags should take advantage of a mass recall.

Buchanan Ingersoll Names New Leader Of Phila. Office

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : October 22, 2015

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney has named a new head of its Philadelphia office in the wake of the former leader assuming the position of CEO-elect of the firm.

Couple Claims AAA Overcharges on Hotels

Celia Ampel : Daily Business Review : October 21, 2015

A Palm Beach County couple is leading a federal class action suit against AAA and Auto Club South, claiming they were charged hundreds of dollars in hidden fees.

LLCs, Corporations Subject to Same Veil-Piercing Test

Max Mitchell : The Legal Intelligencer : October 20, 2015

Although limited liability companies can be an attractive alternative to forming traditional corporations, whether or not an LLC is any more or less vulnerable to having its veil pierced in Pennsylvania remains a gray area in the law, court observers said.

Ex-Buchanan Ingersoll, Saul Ewing Partner Lashes Out at SEC Tactics

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : October 15, 2015

William Uchimoto, a former partner at Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, Saul Ewing and Stevens & Lee, says he was blindsided by the securities fraud charges filed against him by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Women in Law: Adele Stone

: Daily Business Review : October 14, 2015

The co-managing shareholder of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney's Fort Lauderdale office has combined her passion for real estate law with a desire to serve her community—and the real estate bust presented opportunities.

Gordon Rees Grows in Ohio, West Virginia

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : October 14, 2015

Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, an expanding Am Law 200 firm, is poised to open new offices in Columbus, Ohio and Wheeling, W. Va., on Nov. 1.

GC Mid-Atlantic Events

: The Legal Intelligencer : October 13, 2015

The Association for Corporate Counsel is set to host an informal roundtable luncheon dealing with information technology, e-commerce and privacy issues on Oct. 15 from at 333 Belrose Bar & Grill, 333 Belrose Lane, Wayne, Pennsylvania. The roundtable, which does not offer CLE credit, will be led by Fisher & Phillips attorneys Risa Boerner and Heather Steele. There is no charge to attend, but space is limited. Contact Chris Stewart at 215-295-0729 or delvacca@acc.com.

Outside Firms Benefiting From Pittsburgh Lateral Activity

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : October 07, 2015

Out-of-town firms with offices in Pittsburgh are beginning to bolster their attorney ranks thanks to a confluence of factors including both client opportunities and the focus by some indigenous firms on trimming lawyer head count in the city.

K&L Gates Partner Nominated as VA Watchdog, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : October 06, 2015

The Obama administration nominates a K&L Gates litigator to clean up the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; Pillsbury brings on a bitcoin expert; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Circuits Split on Ascertainability in Rule 23(b)(3) Class Actions

Kenneth L. Racowski : The Legal Intelligencer : September 29, 2015

Class actions are hot right now. Since the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued its seminal decision in , 552 F.3d 305, 309 (3d Cir. 2008), and the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinions in , 131 S. Ct. 2541 (2011), and , 133 S. Ct. 1426 (2013), there has been a deluge of case law addressing the level of scrutiny and analysis required when considering the certification of a class under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23.

Day After Pope's Visit a 'Nonevent' for Many Firms

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : September 29, 2015

Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia this past weekend meant law firm closures and, for some, more hype than proved necessary.

Judge Shuts Down IV Patent Suit

Scott Graham : The Recorder : September 28, 2015

Judge Mark Hornak of the Western District of Pennsylvania ruled three I.V. patents ineligible under 'Alice.'

New York Law Firms, Courts Take Papal Visit in Stride

Andrew Denney : New York Law Journal : September 24, 2015

While several courts and law firms in Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. are shutting down for the visit by Pope Francis, legal institutions in New York City, which routinely plays host to world leaders and major events, have taken a comparatively business-as-usual approach to His Holiness' tour.

Firms Still Weighing Whether to Close Monday After Papal Visit

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : September 17, 2015

With less than a week before the World Meeting of Families kicks off the pope's visit to Philadelphia, law firms are still making decisions on whether and when to close down in a Center City that will largely be barricaded from Sept. 25-28.

Split Superior Court Denies Close-to-Surface Rock Rights

Lizzy Mclellan : The Legal Intelligencer : September 15, 2015

A clause within a deed reserving rights to underground coal and mineral mining does not apply to rock near the surface that is processed and crushed during construction on the property in question, the state Superior Court has ruled.

Casino Server Wins Verdict in Sexual-Harassment Suit

: The Legal Intelligencer : September 15, 2015

On April 27, 2014, plaintiff Allyson Pelesky worked as a server at Rivers Casino, in Pittsburgh. She claimed that a male customer put his hand down her shirt and placed a casino chip in her bra, making contact with her breast. Pelesky told a supervisor about the incident, and she was interviewed by the state police.

Attorney Facing SEC Fraud Charges 'Shocked' by Allegations

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : September 14, 2015

William Uchimoto, who spent time running the China practice groups for Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney and Stevens & Lee, said he was "shocked" to learn of the SEC's civil securities fraud charges leveled against him Sept. 10.

Former Big Law Lawyers Targeted in Benjamin Wey Fraud Case

Susan Beck : The Am Law Daily : September 10, 2015

Two lawyers with Am Law 200 pedigrees, including a former Sullivan & Cromwell lawyer and the former head of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney's China practice, have been ensnared in the latest troubles of Chinese stock promoter Ben Wey.

Baker & Hostetler Bags Dewey Defector, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : September 09, 2015

The demise of Dewey & LeBoeuf bankrupted Geoffrey Coll, but the securities litigator has found a new home at Baker & Hostetler; Greenberg Traurig brings on Ted Kennedy's widow; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.